Vette Vues Magazine August 2017 issue special coverage of the NCRS Texas Chapter Display at Corvette Chevy Expo 2017 in Galveston, TX. Beautiful stock and matching numbers Corvettes displayed. For information on the Texas NCRS Chapter visit their website http://www.ncrstexas.org/
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N.C.R.S TEXAS CHAPTER DISPLAY IN GALVESTON
By Paul Diamanti
With a smell of spring in the air and the wind in our hair, we for the second year all headed down to Galveston Island convention center for the Spring 2017 Corvette /Chevy Expo.
The N.C.R.S. Texas Chapter had twenty cars participate with two entries from the Louisiana chapter. A great turnout which fostered good camaraderie for what was the first large event for the new year.
N.C.R.S. Region V, Director Bill Braun and his wife Susan led and coordinated the judging. Several of our cars were awarded with Presidents’ awards which require a score of 98% or better to qualify; several were rewarded with best in class, second in class and third in class. See our entries below.
There were also several Tri-Power awards for the show that were achieved. In order to enter this class of judging, a car must have earned an NCRS “TOP FLIGHT” award as well as a Bloomington gold certification.
Bill Usher, NCRS Texas Chapter officer and local bay area resident, participated as a Tri Power Award judge. He is a previous Tri Power Awardee with his 1956 Corvette roadster. He described the Tri Power judging method as being a hybrid of the very thorough NCRS and Bloomington systems, and covers all aspects of the vehicle including chassis, mechanical, exterior and interior. The point deduction system functions similarly but uses different ranges. Bill said, “The pleasure of judging this class of cars is that they are so well sorted out. They have benefitted from prior judging input and assuming the car is maintained in top condition, the owner has worked out most all of the judging issues by the time it is presented for Tri Power judging.” “Of the cars I judged, it would be hard to pick one over the other; they were all very factory correct and represented beautiful restoration efforts. It was a privilege to examine these cars.”
Special thanks to Louis and Rene Sanchez for organizing our NCRS display. NCRS was one of the largest clubs participating and our table was the hub of activity for the weekend. Lou and Rene had items to display and material to hand out.
We look forward to a healthy and prosperous 2017 and the passion we share in our corvette hobby.